ROSEVILLE (AP) -- The Minnesota State Lottery set a record in the 2000 fiscal year, with sales totaling $397.2 million, a 1.8 percent increase over the previous year.
Lottery players also took home a record $241.5 million in prizes.
Scratch games accounted for about 71 percent of lottery sales, bringing in $282.4 million, a 6.3 percent increase over last year.
Online game sales totaled $114.8 million, a 7.7 percent decrease from fiscal year 1999.
Gopher 5 sales were up 17.5 percent to $22.6 million. Powerball sales finished at $73.6 million, down 14.16 percent from 1999's whopping $85.8 million. Daily 3 sales were up 3.2 percent to $13.3 million and Cash4Life reached $5.1 million in sales.
The state of Minnesota received more than $86 million from lottery sales in fiscal year 2000. The lottery is in its 10th year.
The Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, which receives 40 percent of net proceeds, received $23.5 million for environmental projects.
The general fund, which supports state-run services such as corrections, K-12 education and social services, received 60 percent of net proceeds, or $62.8 million.
The state Department of Human Services received $1.7 million for state compulsive gambling programs.
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